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Old 07-18-2011, 05:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy Ubuntu Software issues

Hi, I've used ubuntu software centre a few times but not since I upgraded to the new Linux i686 software. Now though when I try to look for software on the centre for example click on games at the homescreen it just shows the loading screen and then does nothing. I've also noticed that since my software was upgraded to the new Linux i686 that I've had no automatic software updates. Sorry if you can't view the picture I'm not sure how to upload it but it's just a plain loading screen.
PS I'm a linux virgin so if you ask me to find you software info by using terminal or other software than please include instructions.

Old 07-18-2011, 06:17 PM   #2
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I do also have synaptic software manager but whenever I load that up this error message comes up

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report
Old 07-18-2011, 09:28 PM   #3
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This is an old thread from another forum, but it can't hurt and might help. I doubt apt has changed significantly since then.
Old 07-19-2011, 04:40 AM   #4
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Thanks that link solved it


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